Council Leader commends staff dealing with flood response
The Leader of The Highland Council has written to Council staff who responded to the floods in Dingwall yesterday evening (10th July) to thank them for their support and excellent service both on the ground out on site and providing support behind the scenes.
She said: "I am aware that many of you worked late into the evening and some overnight and on into today and I would like to thank you for your support to the local community."
She provided reassurance that the Council's "Leadership is aware of the reasons for the flooding - an extreme amount of water in a very short space of time – and that no Council services are considered to be at blame."
She added: "We fully support the flood prevention measures that have been and are being taken in the area and fully appreciate that the sheer volume of water combined with high tide was unprecedented."
The Council continues to be on alert to the weather forecast for this evening, and in particular the flood alert areas. Community Services staff and resources are on stand-by to ensure the Council can respond effectively to any issues as they arise.
Severe weather is forecast for later today into tomorrow. Met Office weather warnings can be found at https://www.metoffice.gov.uk/weather/warnings-and-advice/uk-warnings#?date=2019-07-11 and Flood alerts can be found at https://floodline.sepa.org.uk/floodupdates/ . Advice on powercuts can be found at https://www.ssen.co.uk/Powercuts/ETR/ .